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Tell a Story With Table Number Cards

photo table number cards
Each Card Tells a Little Story About the Couple
Tell a story with photo template table number cards. Beach themed table seating that contains lots of personalization. The couple will choose to share different photos for each card and add up to 3 lines of text to explain the picture. White sand dollars (on both sides) have templates for the table number.

Each card can contain the same photo, but adding different photos makes them more unique and personal. Variety will give guests something to talk about. When they realize that each table card tells a different short story, they can mingle and check out the other table cards in the room.

The couple will have to decide what they want to share. Make it interesting by adding some fun, and maybe funny, photos. Wedding guests will love this little insight into your life together before marriage!

Other examples of what to share:

*Where you met
*How he (or she) proposed
*Day trips & vacation photos
*Time spent relaxing at the beach (works well with a beach themed wedding!)
*Engagement photos
*Favorite things – like a special pet / eating ice cream together
*Favorite local haunts
*Pictures from the wedding shower
*Photos with your kids (if either has some from another marriage)

Each couple will have their own special moments collected from the months or years leading up to the wedding day. Collecting photos for table number cards can be a fun activity to do together, and one the groom may not mind helping with! Split the number of tables between each of you and come up with your own favorite photos to use. It may even be helpful to ask for outside help from the bridesmaids and groomsmen if you can’t decide which photos are most interesting.

sand dollar table number card
Back of the Card

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New Wedding Program With Sand Dollars Folded in Thirds

blue beach wedding program
This program will be folded into thirds after purchase
The bright blue of this beach themed wedding program shows off the two white sand dollars well.

Along with the starfish, or sea star, the sand dollar is widely coveted by any beachcomber. Sand dollars are echinoderms, and not really “sea shells”. Shells contain a living mollusk inside. It’s the creature that made the shell. Sand dollars and starfish ARE the animal.

Did you know that most sand dollars are fuzzy and dark in color when alive? They turn white after being bleached out in the sun when they die and wash ashore. It’s tough to find a whole dried sand dollar because they are fragile and the wave action can break them apart.

The sand dollar featured on this tri-fold wedding program is my own. I photographed it and now use it to make beach related products. I have many other beautiful and unique beach wedding programs. Click the link to see them all.

Bright blue is an optional color. If you would like to change it, use the “customize” button on the product page. Find the color picker area and choose your favorite color. Keep it light or bright so the black text will be easy to read. If you prefer, I will be happy to change the background color and / or the text color for you.

This is quality “letterhead” paper and the color will be printed on the front of this program only.

color picker

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Sand Dollars Black and White Rehearsal Dinner

black and white rehearsal dinner invitations
Seaside Rehearsal Dinner
Black and white rehearsal dinner invitations, with sand dollars border, are perfect for a celebration by the sea. Elegant and simple, yet unique and lovely, this 4×6 inch card works for couples getting married on the beach, or in the summer.

A row of white sand dollars at the top is offset by a black strip. It’s the only decoration on this paper. The wording is set up to accommodate two lines for host’s names at the top. If the parents who have arranged the rehearsal dinner are divorced, it’s easy to list both separately in this area. Although I’ve made this on the smaller invitation size, it’s easy to change to another size with the “customize it” button. Click on the invitation image, then, on the product page, click the blue button and then scroll down the page to see paper size options. The paper type can be upgraded, and the shape of the invitation can be changed also.

We have another invitation with wording that is a bit different (below). It places the “hosted by” line beneath the names of the bride and groom. This one is a 5×7, and you’ll see the option to buy colored envelopes in the sidebar (black is an option). Please note that the invitations normally come with plain, white envelopes, and those will be included in your order, regardless.

Black White Sand Dollar 5x7 Rehearsal Dinner
Black White Sand Dollar 5×7 Rehearsal Dinner

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Two Sand Dollars, Black and White Palette

beach wedding black and white program
Folded Wedding Program
Folded beach wedding program with a black and white theme. Two sand dollars at the bottom of the front page give this affordable paper a beach theme. Add text to both sides and then fold in half to create 4 pages.

Super affordable paper is used here, so using programs at your destination wedding won’t break the wedding budget.
We have a few black and white sections in our Sandpiper Wedding store, like Plumeria Black and Starfish Black. We have numerous other items without color, and as always we will be happy to create something for you.

Check out my Pinterest board for more black palette wedding ideas.
Follow Sandpiper Wedding’s board Black Wedding on Pinterest.

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Sand Dollars on the Beach

sand and sand dollar paper
Love of the Beach Invites
Who doesn’t love to find sand dollars on the beach? The love you, as a couple, feel for nature, and especially marine life, will shine on this new wedding invitation design.

One large sand dollar covers the stationery, with a bit of beach sand showing behind it. This image makes the perfect backdrop for your ceremony invitation text, which is in casual, handwritten-style font. All text is the same size, and it will be added in paragraph form to this smaller than normal, 4.25 x 5.5 inch paper. (Or choose the larger size stationery.)

The sand dollars invitation was created for the couple who wants a casual, yet memorable wedding day, where the beautiful venue of sea and sand is all the decoration they need!

Choose from basic paper without rounded edges (the cheapest way to go), to metallic paper with rounded edges, or anything in between. Changing the size to 5×7 will give you more optional shapes to choose from. And all invitations come with white envelopes.

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After the Ceremony Rehearsal, Who Comes to the Dinner?

rehearsal dinner invitation
Simple Invitation

Beach weddings tend to be more casual than most weddings, but not always. I’ve seen photos of rows of white chairs set up in the sand meaning there will be many attendees, and at other times there are no chairs at all. Some brides dress in traditional white, flowing gowns and others choose a little, tropical sundress. Like all weddings, the day should reflect the likes of the couple.
One tradition will probably be followed no matter what the size of the wedding. A rehearsal will take place the day before the ceremony. Everyone needs to know exactly what to do during the big day. And afterwards, the wedding party, parents and family members will attend the rehearsal dinner. It does not have to be a big, fancy affair, but getting everyone together in a relaxing atmosphere may calm nerves.
So what is the correct etiquette for inviting people to the rehearsal dinner? Everyone who attends the rehearsal should be invited. That includes the officiant, musicians, readers, wedding party, and such. Include the parents of the Flower Girl and Ring Bearer if you have them as part of the service.   If relatives or friends have flown in to attend the wedding, the rehearsal dinner may be a great way to include (and thank) them.  Yes, the rehearsal dinner can get quite large and expensive.
If the parents of the bride are paying for the wedding, the parents of the groom should host the rehearsal dinner. These days, many couples pay for their own weddings, and that may include the cost of the rehearsal dinner.
To keep within a budget, think about hosting a beach themed “after the rehearsal” event. It doesn’t even have to be held right after the rehearsal. If you’d rather not feel rushed to head home and get your beauty rest for the big day, plan to have the- dinner / BBQ / clam bake -a few days before, or on the previous weekend.

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